Bench – A Design Process to Make a Digitally Manufactured Furniture System Using the Spirit of Japanese Joinery
Date of Graduation
Bachelor of Science
Committee Member/Second Reader
This capstone identifies and implements the spirit of Japanese joinery into a contemporary design process to develop a component based piece of furniture through means of digital manufacturing, namely CNC (Computerized Numerical Control) machining. Through the aesthetic, functional, and structural results of this design process, the impact of applying the spirit of Japanese joinery as a guide for the development of the tectonic language of an object are revealed. The structure of this project will discuss an overview of the design process of an object which was designed in the spirit of Japanese joinery, and an assessment of the success and challenges of the object’s utilization of Sashimono wood connections, a contemporary production process, and the structural results juxtaposed with material efficiency.
Japanese Joinery, CNC, Modular, Design Process, Mass Production
Richter, M. (2023). Bench – A Design Process to Make a Digitally Manufactured Furniture System Using the Spirit of Japanese Joinery. Architecture Undergraduate Honors Theses Retrieved from https://scholarworks.uark.edu/archuht/62